Lithium Australia makes batteries through recycling

Perth’s Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) has announced it has successfully created lithium ion batteries (LIBs) from materials recycled from spent batteries. The company, which operates mines and is developing a recycling technology with nuclear organisation, ANSTO, produced lithium-ferro-phosphate batteries at its VCPC pilot plant in Brisbane. As reported in @AuManufacturing news in August, Lithium successfully…

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Titomic and Gilmour Space join forces

Metal 3D printing company Titomic (ASX: TTT) has joined forces with Queensland’s Gilmour Space Technologies to develop high-performance rocket and aerospace components. Titomic, which is commercialising its Titomic Kinetic Fusion (TKF) manufacturing process, will co-operate with rocket developer Gilmour ‘across multiple exciting fields within the global space industry’. The areas of cooperation are: • Performing…

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ASC – good enough for Sweden, but not Australia

Comment by Peter Roberts Adelaide’s ASC Pty Ltd, which built the Collins class submarines in Australia, is performing submarine design work for Sweden. The agreement which sees the submarine builder working on Sweden’s A26 submarine programme, was first announced, was announced in November, but resurfaced in the media in the past week. ASC is now…

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What’s at stake in Trump’s war on Huawei: control of the global computer-chip industry

By Clinton Fernandes, Professor, International and Political Studies, UNSW Silicon Valley may now be more popularly associated with software companies such as Google and Facebook but it takes its name from the material most used to make semiconductors. Semiconductors – or computer chips – power everything from mobile phones to military systems. The semiconductor industry…

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